Editorial: Democracy has prevailed, but this nation needs unity to progress

January 6, 2021 will forever be on the list of America’s most tragic events, and a scar on the executive legacy of President Donald J. Trump. The Trump administration’s policy  accomplishments have been tarnished by the events that occurred at the capitol. Trump did have one major accomplishment, though it wasn’t intentional. He revealed the truth about this nation. Millions of Americans are willing to ignore the truth and risk threatening the foundation of this country. They are willing to follow lies and attack those who dare to tell the truth. Trump didn’t create that truth, he merely revealed it.

However, today marks a pivotal point. With the inauguration of President Joe Biden, America prevailed. The overwhelming majority of Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike, want this experiment of democracy to succeed. This country sent a message that we will not stand for the obstruction of a peaceful transfer of power. In the days, months, and elections ahead, we will hold those responsible for desecrating the United States Capitol accountable.

In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden declared “democracy has prevailed” as he pleaded for unity. “This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day,” Mr. Biden said.

The Stampede staff at C. M. Russell is a remarkably diverse group of students made up of people from all walks of life. In a country that is just as diverse, it is going to take a sense of unity to move forward. The last four years have strained the ties that bring us together, but we are ready to unite behind the idea of America. The Covid-19 pandemic alone will be an uphill battle for the incoming administration, and it will take the support of every American to end it. We all want to return to a sense of normalcy. For the sake of this nation, we’re going to give President Joe Biden a chance to bring us together. Will you?


Joseph R. Biden serving as the 46th and current president of the United States.